Introducing the New Sophos XG Firewall v17.1
XG Firewall v17.1 is coming, and the latest version of Sophos XG Firewall will incorporate Cloud Application Visibility, which turns the hardware into a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) device. This means it will sit between users and the cloud, monitoring activity and enforcing security policies.
With the rapid growth in cloud applications and storage, organisations must take visibility into account and aim to expose any hidden risks related to the services they are using. This is where XG Firewall v17.1 comes in. A CASB device protects the data that you store in the cloud by delivering the following benefits:
- Visibility– providing insights into the safety of the services you use
- Compliance– ensuring that data in the cloud is secure enough to meet the requirements of legislation such as the GDPR
- Data Security– including encryption, access control and rights management, as with all Sophos products
- Threat Protection– the latest version of XG Firewall prevents malicious insiders and compromised accounts
Reporting within a CASB device
XG Firewall v17.1 enables users to see exactly how cloud services are being used by highlighting shadow IT in the cloud and alerting you to unauthorised behaviour. The new Control Centre widget provides an easily digestible view of all your network’s new, sanctioned, unsanctioned and tolerated cloud applications. It also enables you to see a detailed report on each application and its level of risk, so you can get unwanted cloud application usage under control
What else is new?
When can I get my hands on one?
Sophos XG Firewall v17.1 will be arriving this month (June 2018), and will be offered as a free upgrade to all existing customers! Not a customer? Get in touch with our team today to find out more about upgrading your firewall.